Romance often involves a bit of pursuit—someone has to make a move, after all. And there’s certainly a spectrum of pursuit: Sometimes supposedly romantic gestures...
A new study has found dog ownership can enhance wellbeing, providing routine, purpose and companionship.
Swimming has always been synonymous with Australian identity. But for those plagued by anxieties about the water, this cultural fixation can stir the sense that...
Indonesian writer Eliza Vitri Handayani talks to Sarah Malik about the challenges of censorship, writing about sex in a conservative society and being a young...
Why do we find it so hard to accept compliments? From impostor syndrome to a cultural aversion to 'boasting', the answer may lie in our psychology and...
We have entered into a difficult but crucial threshold in the #MeToo movement, where alleged abusers aren’t just known bullies or closet misogynists, but men...
Madeleine Ryan reflects on the challenges of negotiating social interactions with Asperger's syndrome, from the chaos of parties to reading personal cues.

Marry Me, Marry My Family

The familiar story of multicultural Australians, as they are today- trying to embrace their Australian identity, whilst staying true to their culture, identity and family.  Marry Me, Marry My Family airs Tuesdays at 8.40pm on SBS and SBS On Demand



"There is a misconception that individuals may need to sacrifice their culture or beliefs when entering multicultural relationships. Our experience has shown that we...
Chinese-born Louise grew up in Sydney living under a heavy cultural expectation that she eventually meet and marry a man from Shanghai. She tells SBS how she...
In some cultures, bedsheets are inspected after a couple’s wedding night to check for bloodstains that supposedly prove the bride’s virginity.
True love is meant to transcend cultures and borders, but can it overcome religious and racial differences? One interfaith couple - a Jewish woman from New York...
“Love is love and it doesn’t matter where you come from or what religion you are – you just can’t let those barriers stop you from following your heart.”
When Lisa Dib's Australian mother married her Lebanese father in the 1980's, both families had to throw away their bias.
“It’s really about having to be a little bit creative and a little bit inventive about how you manage the distance – but I think it’s equally important to know...


Here's how you can nourish the mind, body and soul. No empty calories here.

"After a year and a half of living with depression and anxiety... I thought a cosy little cat could be the perfect addition to my life."
As I’ve reminded patients, my job isn’t to make them dependent on me. It’s to help them reach a place where they don’t need me anymore.
Occasionally in pregnancy the cervix can’t hold the weight of the growing baby, who can be born too early to survive. It’s already appalling, right? Now let’s...
A controversial new book questioning the effectiveness of anti-depressants has fuelled debate on the best treatment for depression.
"When it came time to try for a baby, something in me baulked. I knew that it was normal to experience a degree of anxiety when confronted with major life changes...
It isn't just the logistics of moving that are problematic. Moving throws all sorts of issues into the sharp relief, not all of them helpful.
Be nice to your siblings. Eat with the seasons. Consider bed socks.


Meet our columnists. They've got strong views on all things. Their words may (or may not) change the world.

Politicians may praise the flexible working economy, but babies aren't so keen on job insecurity and wage stagnation.
Australian expat Nicole Rodwell reflects on the 'reverse culture shock' of swapping London life for regional Victoria.
Racism in Australia is not just “underlying”, but, in fact, the very foundation of our national identity. And there is a reason why our politicians keep stirring...
I wonder if a President Oprah figure could be a bridge back to sanity, a celebrity who actually is of sound mind, an actual real ‘stable genius’.
Music festivals tend to be geared toward young audiences, and may constitute the site of sexual harassment and assault against younger women.

31 days in Jordan

Shining a light on daily life in Jordan. Join us on a tour of this amazing country and its people.

Meet the Jordanian camel racers using robot jockeys

The ancient sport of camel racing has been brought into the 21st century.
Street art is thriving in Jordan's capital, and unlike Sydney or Melbourne, there are plenty of blank walls and not a lot of competition.

Women's business: supporting artisanal trade in Jordan

Despite boasting high numbers of female graduates, women make up only 13 per cent of the workforce in Jordan. This program is trying to change that.
There are 150 women who are preaching Islam to combat extremism in Jordan, and they're led by Amman’s most experienced Sheikha, Khawla Basheer Abdeen.
One Jordanian architect is determined to make local buildings more sustainable, incorporating physical greenery into housing designs first, so home-owners don't have to worry about integrating energy-...

Health check

Breaking down the latest medical news, global health issues, research and analyses.

A new study has found dog ownership can enhance wellbeing, providing routine, purpose and companionship.
Rohingya girls and young women living in refugee camps are having to deal with cultural stigma, no medication for cramps and a constant shortage of pads and clean...
Contraception needs to take women's overall wellbeing into account, not just efficacy statistics.
For the first time, some Australian women will be eligible to collect their own sample for cervical screening. While it's not as accurate as one from a GP or...
The number of women choosing to eat their placenta has increased over the decade, but are there any benefits?
With concerns over cost, environmental and health concerns, some women are seeking out solutions beyond pads and tampons. And these products are carving out a...
Don't believe the Hollywood hype around dissociative identity disorder.


Let's talk about it all: from love and dating to divorce and estrangement (and everything in between). #LookMeInTheEye

“Love is love and it doesn’t matter where you come from or what religion you are – you just can’t let those barriers stop you from following your heart.”
Demographically, single people are more powerful than ever before.
Will gender equality change our dating preferences?
Human beings are social creatures and women especially form close bonds with their friends. With nomadic lifestyles and digital societies on the rise, can long...
If the Australian public votes yes and marriage equality is legislated, Sydney parents Lisa and Hayley will be among the first to tie the knot.
In a world that rewards stability and marriage, an unusual Chinese holiday shows singledom can be a time of plenty.
"For many of us from migrant backgrounds, where family ties are often very tangled indeed, it’s just not that simple."


Parenting for modern families: new rules for a new age.

It’s adored by kids throughout the world, but Lego has a dark side.
There is clear evidence that it’s best to show children relationship skills that never escalate to physical harm.
Ian Rose frets about being even-handed with presents for his kids. And hopes he’s not gift-wrapping them a sense of entitlement.
Babies might understand language better than scientists thought.
Jodie Hampshire chose to adopt for a range of reasons, but she's not the selfless soul people make her out to be.
Rates of sudden infant death syndrome were falling, but now it's plateaued. What knowledge is there of SIDS to help parents?
How to prepare children for the imminent death of an ill relative.

I'm Your Man

I’m Your Man explores the diverse history of some of Australia’s best-known boxing legends, using innovative technology to create a fully interactive and immersive experience. 

"To map Australia’s boxing legacy is to also map the history of some of our country's most socio-economically disadvantaged. To these men boxing is not just a sport it...
I’m Your Man explores the diverse history of some of Australia’s best-known boxing legends.

I'm Your Man

An interactive documentary about Australia's boxing legends.
Offering free boxing lessons for Indigenous children every week, the program has attracted descendants of Aboriginal boxing legends such as Lionel Rose and...
In the lead up to #MundineGreen2, NITV takes a look back at some prominent Aboriginal boxers of yesteryear.


Stories bringing Indigenous into Australia’s identity. Celebrating inspiring groups and individuals. #WalkWithUs

Greek Australian Andrew Jackomos is a proud Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara man and was appointed in July 2013 as the inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, the first such p...

What is Acknowledgement of Country?

إنها طريقة لتظهر وترفع الوعي بأهمية احترام السكان الاصليين و Torres Strait Islander كونهم المالكين الاصليين للأرض التي ...

Turnbull hits Queensland campaign trail and Labor launches Bennelong by-election campaign, saying Liberals are 'panicked'. 

Communications minister Mitch Fifield has blasted the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for its 'dumb' decision to move a popular music countdown from Australia Day.
Mabo, who died in 1992 at age 55, was the key force in abolishing ‘terra nullius’ laws under which the British claimed possession of all Australian land.

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